Biblical Studies and Archaeology
Each program is an overview of the Bible, surveying the historical, geographical and archaeological contexts that shaped the biblical faith and texts. The words of the Bible are illuminated by the world of the Bible. Study topics include "The Search for the Historical Jesus," "The Impact of Geography on the Bible," "Christian Origins," and "Hellenism and its Influence on the Bible." Participants can acquire hands-on experience at an active dig at one of many sites in Israel and Palestine.